ANA launched a National Commission to help address racism within the nursing profession.
The Commission is focused on:
• Advancing a national discussion on racism across the nursing profession and describe the impact of racism within nursing on patients/families/communities, the health care system, and colleagues.
• Explore and develop strategies to actively address issues of racism within nursing across the spectrum of practice, policy, education, and regulation.
Our Committee membership is inclusive of the ANA Enterprise and the broad spectrum of ethnic and minority nurses engaged in nursing practice in the U.S. In addition, subject matter experts (internal and external to nursing) are included to inform the scholarly work of the Commission and to provide additional perspective.
To further inform our work, we would like to engage in an open dialogue with nurses to discuss your direct and indirect experiences with racism within the workplace as a nurse. We invite you to participate in a listening session to share your experiences during one of the following sessions in February. If you would like to participate, please email [email protected] with your desired session date and time.
February Focus Group Dates:
Wednesday, February 17, 2021, 4-5:30, EST
Friday, February 26, 2021, 12-1:30, EST
If you are interested in participating, please email our Nursing Practice team at [email protected] indicating the day you would like to participate.